The rise of Islamic radicalism has led to heated discussions about how best to address the threat of religious terror. Disputes covering the right and wrong of war with Iraq, and the even bigger war on terrorism, continue to rage across America. But this is not the first argument of this natureAmerica was faced with a similar moral dilemma on the eve of World War II. Fascism was conquering Europe, and religious leaders across the nation vehemently debated how to confront Nazi Germany. In The End of Illusions: Religious Leaders Confront Hitler's Gathering Storm, Joseph Loconte brings together pieces from the most significant religious thinkers of the pre-war period. In these essays, the writers eloquently and passionately present their arguments for going to war or maintaining the peace. In doing so, they explore issues vibrantly relevant today, including the Christian cause for war, the problem of evil, and America's role in the world. These urgently written pieces connect the past with the present and resonate with renewed clarity and poignancy.
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About the Author
Joseph Loconte is the William E. Simon Fellow in Religion and a Free Society at the Heritage Foundation's Center for Religion and Civil Society.
Table of Contents
Part 1 I The Peacemakers Chapter 2 A Road Away From War Chapter 3 Putting Christianity in Cold Storage Chapter 4 On Saving Civilization Chapter 5 What Can America Do for Peace? Chapter 6 A War for Imperialism Chapter 7 The Same Old War Chapter 8 The Causes of WarHitler Chapter 9 Nazi Atrocities and the American War Fever Chapter 10 All Will Be Lost By War Chapter 11 A Clash of Imperialisms Chapter 12 What Can Christians Do? Chapter 13 What, Then, Should Churches Do? Chapter 14 Keeping Christ Above the Strife Part 15 II The Prophets Chapter 16 An End to Illusions Chapter 17 Why the Church is not Pacifist Chapter 18 Christian Faith and the World Crisis Chapter 19 First Letter to the French Protestants Chapter 20 Second Letter to the French Protestants Chapter 21 A Letter to Great Britain Chapter 22 Five Mournful Years for Jewry Chapter 23 Enemy of Human Freedom Chapter 24 The Crime of Crimes Chapter 25 The Darkest Political Tyranny Chapter 26 Irresponsible Idealism Chapter 27 The Christian as Citizen Chapter 28 Defending Justice Despite Our Own Injustice Chapter 29 The Barbarian Alternative Chapter 30 The Aftermath of Utopianism Part 31 III The Gathering Storm Chapter 32 War and Peace Chapter 33 America's Responsibility in the Present Crisis